PhD Position, Centre for Railway Engineering

Rockhampton, Australia
12 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
31 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

CQUniversity - Rockhampton Campus, Australia

This new scholarship, funded by Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (RMCRC) and its partners, focuses on the development of new and innovative approaches to track defect monitoring and data reporting. The working title of the project is ‘Efficient Daily Track Monitoring System’. This project will include innovative research exploring the latest advances in instrumentation, communications technology and innovations in the Internet of Things (IoT) combined with the challenges of instrumentation in the railway environment.

Working Environment and Scholarship Conditions:

The student will be based at the CQUniversity-North Rockhampton Campus and the research is affiliated to Centre of Railway Engineering ( at Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia.This will allow her/him to have access to laboratory infrastructure and all the required software packages and hardware systems for safe testing and the development of new components. The PhD scholarshipis competitive by international and national standards (AUD 40,000 /year tax free, 3 years).


The ideal candidate holds a postgraduate degree or a bachelor’s degree with first-class honours or similar in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering having specialisations relevant areas. Candidates with research or project experience in vehicle dynamics and simulation will receive additional merit in the selection process. Candidates with research or project experience in areas such as Instrumentation and Control, Data Acquisition, Signal Processing, Image Processing and Data fusion will receive additional merit in the selection process.It is also very desirable to have relevant publications in recognized conferences/journals. This project requires the candidate being highly autonomous but he/she must also be a good team player. Excellent English language skills are required.

Submit your Application:

The candidate should be able to commence in the position before end of June 2018, but immediate start is possible. Preference will be given to suitable candidates who can start earlier. The application should be submitted by e-mail ( later than close of business (5.00 pm EST) on 31st May 2018.

Please include: 

  • A letter of motivation describing your skills and research expertise 
  • Your current resume and a list of your publications and projects
  • A list of three references together with contact information 

If you have any inquiries about this position, please do not hesitate to contact:

Prof. Colin Cole

Centre for Railway Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology,
Central Queensland University,
Building 70, Room 1.18,
Bruce Hwy, North Rockhampton QLD 4701,Australia
Phone: +61 7 49309769: